Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Summer Read #2: Eleanor & Park

Ever since I went to med school I wasn't able to read a lot of books, which was my life before med school. Yes I read books, but medicine books say whaaat.

I only have 2 months this summer break to read all the books that I can. So I started reading right after our exams were over. Haha. Make the most out of it, they say!

Won't talk much about the first book I've read this summer. But just in case you want to know what book I read, it was Three Words, Eight Letters, Say it, and I'm Yours by a Filipina writer Jade Margarette Pitogo. It was so good I was having a hard time stopping reading. Haha. The ending was so sad though. Didn't expect it to end that way.

Anyway, how about Eleanor & Park! I got this book as an exchange gift last December and I loved it, thank you! :) The first time I opened it I want to read it immediately but medschool won't let me. Ugly truth, I know.

I've heard a lot about this book, and when I say a lot I mean positive lots. Plus it's going to be on screens soon. Yaaaay! *screams* Therefore I must read it immediately before it even hit the theaters, I told my bookish self. And I did! Just did! Finished reading it last night. Don't judge me but it made me teary-eyed. But not the same cry I had when I read Dear John, oh that book!

What about Eleanor & Park, I promise no spoiler here. It's about two totally different high school kids whose relationship started inside a school bus. Who never thought would be friends because they can't even look at each other at the beginning. Suddenly turned out to be lovers! Two misfits who became the perfect fit for each other. <3

Read it and reminisce as you remember your high school puppy loves. This book will definitely remind you how it is to be young, in love and be young in love. <3

The book will revolve around how Eleanor and Park managed to stay together despite the barriers that are Eleanor's father, school bitches, their differences and their own feelings. It's such a sweet book really, and very very cute! Especially Park. =p

If you read reviews about this book you'll see that most people will contemplate how the story end. Like how books usually end, the ending is bitin. Only one way to find out, read it. :) As for me, I'd forever wonder what that ending meant. And yes, I'm very sad about Park and a bit mad at Eleanor. Why'd she have to do that? She had a choice! And she chose to... Haaay Eleanor, you think about stuff a lot and not let your heart do the thinking.

My Goodreads rating: 5 of 5 stars

And you know me, I take a lot of photos of my books when I read, so here are some. Hihi. :)

I posted this one on my instagram days ago. It was the first time Park held Eleanor's hand and it was too cute! :D

And a few more #bookselfie

And the fangirl that I am, I googled some fan-made art about Eleanor & Park, and here are some of the ones that I found.

Quote that.


And just like how I picture Eleanor & Park. <3

Tinay xx